Curbing your kitten's desire to chew at fabric in your home
April 30, 2012
Kittens can certainly be a handful when you first bring them into your home, and they can be prone to some seriously destructive behavior. Fabric chewing is just one of these activities, but there are methods to curb this problem and spare your home from damage during your kittens' early months.
One of the first steps you should take is removing the most tempting fabrics from your living spaces and giving them a few alternatives, recommends the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Chewing can also be a sign of certain needs that aren't being met, so consider giving them a few toys, a cat tree or other cat products to capture their attention.
Cat grass is another place where your felines can satiate their desire to chew without harming the rest of your home, according to Catster.com. Not only are these greens healthy and can aid digestion, but your kittens may actually prefer the taste to your throw pillows or socks you've left lying out.
Like any animal, some kittens will have behaviors that you'll need to break, but a little patience and persistence will pay off. If you'd like to adopt a cat from a New York animal shelter, Bideawee's website has a complete list of felines that are ready to find a new home.